Ganderbal : Women Help Line -181 project of the Union Ministry of Child and Women’s Development today started its road show awareness drive at Ganderbal,which starts from Tehsil Tullamulla to District Headquarter of Ganderbal. During drive 1000 ‘s of posters were distributed among the people especially female folk.
The scheme initiated under the Directorate Women Empowerment of Department of Social Welfare Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking on the occasion, Campaigner cum project coordinator WHL-181 Bilal Bhat highlighted the overall services provided by the helpline. Giving details, he said the helpline provides 24-hour immediate response to women in distress and represents them before the appropriate service providers such as police and legal authorities.
He said the one-stop centre also provides services like hospital assistance, emergency response and psychological support/counselling, temporary shelter, family counselling etc.
Bhat further informed the participants that they can get help from the helpline in case of domestic violence, dowry abuse, mental torture, sexual assault, eve-teasing, cyber-crime, child sexual abuse, rape, economical violence or any other violence.
While stating that “suicide is not a solution”, the project coordinator said the purpose of one-stop centres is to provide integrated services to women and children affected by domestic violence, sexual harassment, emotional and psychological abuse.
The purpose of the drive was to make people aware of the services and support provided by Sakhi one-stop centres and at Women’s Helpline-181 under its integrated system for Women in distress. During the awareness drive, the State Coordinator Women Helpline interacted with people from various walks of life and informed them about the services provided by his organization .